Aston le Walls Film Club

Dear Members,

Here we are again at the beginning of a new Film Club season.  We have got some great films lined up between now and Christmas.  We hope that you will come along and enjoy them.  We have tried to choose a variety of genre, so there should be something for everyone.

As with previous Autumn/Winter seasons the last Friday in the month will tend to be well known, ‘blockbuster’ type films, whereas Sunday afternoons will be a more diverse selection.  The Autumn season will finish with (yes, I am afraid we are showing it Darrel!) Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!  We will serve a Greek supper before this film and tickets will be £10.  Friends and family are all welcome to come to this but booking is essential. 

So, here is the list of dates for your diary….

Sunday 14th October – ‘The Shape of Water’ (Cert 15)

‘From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.’

Friday 26th October – ‘Darkest Hour’ (Cert PG)

Gary Oldman gives the BAFTA and Academy Award winning performance of a lifetime in acclaimed director Joe Wright’s soaring drama. As Hitler’s forces storm across the European landscape and close in on the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill (Oldman) is elected the new Prime Minister. With his party questioning his every move, and King George VI sceptical of his new political leader, it is up to Churchill to lead his nation and protect them from the most dangerous threat ever seen. Also starring Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott-Thomas and Lily James. Darkest Hour is ‘a triumph’.’

Sunday 18th November –  ‘Puzzle’ (Cert 15)

‘PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift….’

Friday 30th November – ‘The Bookshop’ (Cert PG)

‘England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.’

Friday 14th December – ‘Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again!’ (Cert PG)

‘As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).’

Friday films – Doors open at 7.15pm, film starts at 7.30 pm. Tickets – £5 for members, £6 for non-members including puds/tea/coffee after the film

Sunday films – Doors open at 4.15 pm, film starts at 4.30 pm.  Free to members & friends/family.  Afternoon tea/cake/sandwiches before the film –  £2.50/head.

The film on Friday 14th December will start earlier with doors open at 7.00 pm. The film will start as soon as everyone has had supper. Please book your tickets for this film. Jo – 660376

We look forward to seeing you soon and would like to remind you that new members are always welcome.  If you introduce a new member you will get a free ticket for a film.

We are always looking for members who would like to get involved in the organisation of film club.  We welcome Sue Kennedy as a new member of our committee.  Please get in touch if you would like to help out.

Best wishes,
Film Club Committee
Jo Wilson
Wilf Iliffe
Sue Kennedy

History of the Film Club
The Film Club celebrated the installation of its own equipment with a screening of Quartet in June 2013, which was very well attended and greatly enjoyed.

We will now become the Final Friday Film Club, so you can block out the last Friday of the month in your diary for films in the Village Hall from now on.

Film club is for members only, a one-off payment of £10 makes you a life member, but members are always welcome to bring family and friends.  If you would like to have your email address added to the Film circulation, even if you are currently not a member but are interested in hearing about screenings, please contact Jo Wilson on 660376 or email wilson.joanna@btinternet.com.

Tickets for Friday films:
Members £5 each film (to include puddings and tea/coffee after the film)
Guests £6, which includes £1 temporary membership

Doors open 7.15 pm, film starts at 7.30 pm.  Bring your own drinks to enjoy with the movie.  Puddings, tea, coffee and convivial chat provided after the film.

Currently the organisers are planning occasional Sunday afternoon films preceded by tea and cakes.  There will be no charge to members for the film and a nominal charge of about £2.50 for the refreshments.  Doors open 4 pm with the film at 4.30 pm.  Please contact Jo Wilson on 660376 for further information.

Booking for the films is not essential but it helps with catering.  We look forward to seeing you and encourage you to bring friends and neighbours.  If you have any queries regarding any of the films please contact a member of the committee.  Any member who introduces a new member will get a free screening.

The film club now has a growing collection of DVDs which we would like to make available to members.  We plan to have them available on screening days.  Members can borrow these films by writing their details in the book.

Children’s Film Club
We would very much like to start a children’s branch of the Film Club so we are looking for volunteers to co-ordinate this.  It would be great to get a group of parents together to organise a regular screening for children.  We would hope that the children would get involved in the planning, advertising, catering, etc.  Any ideas?  Please contact Jo Wilson (660376) if you think you might be able to help.

Ticket reservation 660376

Film Club Committee
Jo Wilson
Wilf Iliffe